The Pregnancy Awareness course affords the A.I. technician the basic skills to assess pregnancy rates within his herd to prevent inseminating possibly pregnant cows presented for A.I. While determining symptomatic courses of infertility remains the realm of the Veterinarian, basic pregnancy awareness contributes to the identification of non-functional (not performing) breeding cattle. The cost implication of carrying these cattle consuming resources long after breeding periods also plays a huge role in productivity and therefore profitability. Prior attendance of a Cattle A.I. course is a requirement for attendance to the Pregnancy course.